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Short Workouts: Revisiting the Tabata

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Jun 14, 2023

bikeergThe Tabata workout has been around for a while now—a testament to its effectiveness. First studied by Izumi Tabata in 1996, the workout format was being used by the Japanese National Speed Skating team with good success. Tabata workouts were found to produce similar improvements in aerobic fitness to those produced by longer aerobic workouts. The addition of Tabatas to your training will add anaerobic benefits to your fitness routine. Continue Reading ›

8 Great PM5 Features

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Jun 09, 2023

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We've said it before and we’ll say it again! Our Performance Monitor (PM5) truly is the brains behind the RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg. It’s on every machine sold and is one of the things that sets us apart from the competition. The PM5 provides reliable, comparable data regardless of which machine you’re on or where you are in the world. Continue Reading ›

UCanRow2 for Every Body

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May 24, 2023

sarah on ergUCanRow2's mission is to bring rowing to every body, regardless of age, size or ability. They offer training programs and workouts to individuals, as well as in-person and virtual training seminars for those who want to teach rowing on the Concept2 RowErg. We sat down with Sarah Fuhrmann of UCanRow2, the company she started with the late Terry Smythe. Continue Reading ›

High Winds & Waves Test the Skinny Coastal Shaft

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May 19, 2023

ben rowingFor those who know little about the world of coastal rowing, it is a sport rowed on oceans and coastal waters where surf and tides test athlete speed in varying conditions. Athletes endure waves, boat collisions and capsizes, so it's important to have total confidence in the equipment when rowing in such adverse conditions. The new Concept2 Skinny Coastal shaft is engineered to meet the demanding needs of coastal rowers. Continue Reading ›

Team Shut Up & Row Goes the Distance

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May 03, 2023

Back in November 2022, we wrote about Team Shut Up & Row as they were preparing to row across the Atlantic as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. We were so proud to support their 3000-mile trans-Atlantic race with the goal of raising funds and awareness for the Big Fish Foundation. It took 33 days, 17 hours and 38 minutes to complete their journey, crossing the finish line in Antigua in the early hours of the morning and reuniting with their families. We sat down with Brian (Tosh) Chontosh to chat about their incredible feat and the Big Fish Foundation, as well as physical and mental health. Continue Reading ›

4 Ways to Use the SkiErg for Fitness

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Apr 27, 2023

man and woman on skiergSki trainers, like the Concept2 SkiErg, are a relatively new fitness tool, so you are not alone if you’re not familiar with what they are and how they can be used. Just as the Concept2 RowErg was created for on water rowers, the SkiErg was developed as a training tool for serious cross-country skiers, but word of its effectiveness and flexibility has spread to the non-skiing world, too. Continue Reading ›